Outdoor sports enthusiasts driving demand for biobased fabrics

In France, technical materials manufacturer Porcher Industries says demand for its low-density cellulose fibers from the sports equipment industry is increasing. In an interview with...

Dupont Tate & Lyle Bio Products to expand TN facility

In Tennessee, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, LLC, a joint venture between DuPont and Tate & Lyle, is expanding their manufacturing facility in...

Silica-based material could hold key for slowing down global warming

In California, a nonprofit, Ice911, is trying to slow down ice cap melting and global warming with geoengineering by replacing the lost reflectivity of...

Sea squirt could hold key to better wood composites

In Maryland, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a composite material that is flexible, nontoxic, and UV light-reflective using...

Reducing Wrinkles with New Silicone Biomaterial Now Possible

In Massachusetts, scientists from MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, biomaterial research group Olivo Labs, and biotech company Living Proof are offering us aging folks some...

UN Report looks at alternatives to conventional plastics for World Environment Day

In Kenya, UN Environment today published a report assessing the potential of replacing conventional plastics with alternative materials in certain applications. The report outlines...

Sappi Opens New Demo Plant for Biomaterials Expansion

In South Africa, Sappi has a new demo plant up and running at its Ngodwana mill in Mpumulanga to strengthen and grow their business...

Oregon company launches deodorants for nursing moms

In Oregon, natural products brand Earth Mama has launched a new deodorant line for pregnant and nursing mothers as well as people with sensitive...

Taiwan says “Just say no” to plastic bags in the new year

In Taiwan, the country’s Environmental Protection Administration expanded the plastic bag ban coming into effect on January 1st to further reduce waste. The ban...

Store Enso Constructing New Warehouse to Help Biomass Transportation and Logistics

In Finland, Stora Enso, a pulp and paper biomass producer, is building a 5,950 square meter (64,000 square foot) warehouse facility at the Port...

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Light-regulating living biomaterial reacts to its environment

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